The VH1 Save the Music Foundation and The Dolphin Bookshop present...
Tracey Delio's Rock & Read
Featuring performances by Josh Charles, Ray Greiche, and Ignacio
WHAT: On Saturday January 29, 2011, local figures came together to promote literacy and music in young children for The VH1 Save the Music Foundation. Children's book author Tracey Delio joins soulful singer and pianist Josh Charles, rock wonder Ray Greiche, and downtown darling Ignacio in a one-day-only gathering at The Dolphin Bookshop for children and families all over Long Island.
WHO: Tracey Delio M.A.CCC/SLP is the author of The Secret Adventures of Louie V series, which won an Honorable Mention at the San Francisco Book Festival. She has been providing speech services to toddlers, preschoolers and school age children on Long Island for the last 15 years. Tracey is a Certified PROMPT Instructor and teaches workshops in various locations throughout the United States. Josh Charles is a singer-songwriter and pianist who has been featured on Good Morning America, Tavis Smiley, CNN, USA Today and more. Josh is currently the new Casio Privia spokesperson and the Artistic Director and co-founder of the Healing Time Foundation. His debut album, Love, Work and Money, was released last year to critical acclaim. Ray Greiche has performed all over the tri-state area for over a decade infusing his music with rock, soul, and country. He is currently working on his 3rd original CD, recording this year. Ignacio is a multitalented musician, on the bass, guitar & piano, and is quickly rising through the NYC ranks as one of the best live shows to see. Ignacio is currently working on his second EP.
The VH1 Save the Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in America's public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child's complete education. Facing continued budget cuts, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation has been using their unique model to help public schools across the country restore and grow their music education programs. There is solid proof that success in reading, math and other subjects goes hand in hand with an education in music. Other benefits include improved self-esteem, the ability to work in teams and increased citizenship. To date, the Foundation has raised over $47 million for programs in over 1750 schools, impacting the lives of over 1.6 million children.
WHERE: The Dolphin Bookshop 299 Main Street Port Washington, NY 11050